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How and When Did Greenland Become Covered in Ice?

Although it may be difficult to believe, there was a time when Greenland was primarily covered in the green within its name as opposed to ic

World Penguin Day

World Penguin Day! April 25th - a day in celebration of the world’s most formal of our feathered friends. They hop, they skip, they jump, th

All About Ice: Glaciers and Icebergs of the Arctic and Antarctica

Glaciers and icebergs represent two of the most important facets of Earth's ecosystem, accounting for 68.7% of the world's freshwater supply

Humpback whales at Wilhelmina Bay - Antarctic Peninsula

As we moved away from the ship, the Zodiacs scattered in several directions. I took my Zodiac into Brooklyn Channel, between the two islands

Humpback Whales Sing for Food, Not Entertainment

The normal call of a humpback whale can be heard from miles away, and they often make noises that sound similar to crying, howling and moani

No Patches, Pills, or Tablets: Seven Natural Seasickness Remedies

Just because you're embarking on polar sea travel doesn't mean you need to spend the whole voyage leaning over the rail. If you're anticipat

How Polar Bears and Musk Oxen Survive in the Arctic

There are numerous animals throughout the Arctic Ocean that survive in a climate that many people find almost unbearable. Interestingly, man

Under the Greenland Ice Sheet

Anyone who goes on an expedition to the right part of the globe can encounter huge amounts of ice, but Greenland has something very unique:

Jupiter and Venus visible during the Solar Eclipse in Spitsbergen

We’re nicely on time, we’ve got time to set our camera’s, fix our filters and make sure all batteries work and the memory cards are empty. T

A Day of Whale Watching in Antarctica

This morning we awoke early to enjoy the first light in Wilhelmina Bay, with the snow and cloud blanketing the surrounding mountains. As da

A Day of Basecamp in Antarctica – Paradise Harbour

After another early morning picking up our camping group we arrived at the entrance to Lemaire Channel. Snow and some mist around the top of

Life in the Polar Regions

Polar bears in the Arctic, penguins in Antarctica. That's all there is to it, right? Well, actually, no. There's a lot more to it. Though th

Camping in Antarctica: a True Expedition Experience

We tend to associate camping with warm summer nights, dinners cooked over an open fire, and quiet mountain lakes. But that’s not the only ki

5 Must Read Books on Antarctic History

Antarctica is a long way from anywhere, and thank goodness, as you’ll need all the reading time you can get. Considering that this continen

Explorers in the Ice - Ross Sea Antarctica

Although I’ve been to the Peninsula many times, the opportunity to experience the Ross Sea and its historical sites for the first time was v

Discover the Scoresby Sund Fjord System in East Greenland

Are you thinking of taking a trip to Greenland? Then one thing you do not want to miss is visiting the largest fjord on earth with spectacul

Exploring Borchgrevink’s hut at Cape Adare Antarctica

I pointed, “Look!” My exclamation broke the reverential hush inside the first human habitation on the Antarctic continent, heads turned qui

News from mv Ortelius in the Ross Sea

After great landings with helicopters at Scott’s Hut and a fabulous trip to the Dry Valleys we had another good excursion to Cape Royds. We’

Oceanwide Expeditions wins IAATO Light Beacon Competition

UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO), congratulates the expedition team and crew onboard MV Plancius

Polar bear specials with expert Rinie van Meurs

Oceanwide Expeditions is delighted to announce to have ‘the expert on Polar Bears’, Rinie van Meurs, on board Ortelius’ Polar Bear trips.

Oceanwide Expeditions’ policy on Ebola

We advise all passengers to read the undermentioned and to contact Oceanwide Expeditions if the following applies to those persons:

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